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the story behind michelle obama's oscar surprise. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. republicans basically have embarked on a campaign to go across america and blame the president for the upcoming sequester. now according to house gop leaders, the president hasn't even tried to negotiate. >> the president really ought to stop campaigning and come back to the table and work with us. we care about what happens to this economy and the people who sent us here. >> well, if eric cantor cares so much, he shouldn't be ignoring the proposal the president has put on the table, because it's got a few lefties upset. the president has offered an additional $1.8 trillion in deficit reduction. more than $1 trillion comes from new spending cuts. the plan includes chained cpi, which, of course, is a reduction to social security benefits. now, hold it right there, folks. my head can explode in 20 seconds of commentary. this is not what this election was all about. there is no poll out there that shows that the majority of americans want to dig into social security so the
. we're talking about bid bird, who now appears in a psa with michelle obama. this time they're promoting healthy eating. >>> meanwhile, former first lady laura bush is requesting she be pulled from a psa featuring same-sex marriage. it features comments she said in 2010. the group respect for marriage coalition has dropped her from the spot and replaced her. >>> vice president joe biden is the administration's point man on gun control, but he raised eyebrows earlier this week when he said his advice for home self-protection would be to fire a shotgun into the air. now several officials are coming forward saying that move in delaware would be illegal unless you were in fear for your life. oops. >>> treasury secretary nominee jack lew might have a funny looking signature, but that won't stop him from answering question. he's responded to more written questions from congress than all of the treasury nominees since 1995 combined. he answered 444 questions compared to 405 from the previous six nominees. >>> and the grandson of former president jimmy carter is getting some thanks
, and curators exploring the lives of the women who served as first lady from martha washington to michelle obama. in a first of its kind project for television. season one begins monday night at nine o'clock eastern pacific on c-span and c-span.org. >> senate judiciary subcommittee chairman dick durbin of the commission on reducing gun violence. witness included victims of gun violence and constitutional law attorneys. congress is considering several proposals to curb on violence such as banning assault weapons and curbing cartridges. this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> this hearing will come to order. today's hearing is entitled, proposals to reduce gun violence. protecting our communities while respecting the second amendment. this is the first hearing of this constitutional subcommittee. i want to welcome my ranking republican member, senator ted cruz of texas. thank you for joining us at this committee hearing, as well as my other colleagues. i also want to thank senator pat leahy for giving us the opportunity to have this hearing today. we are pleased to have such a large audience for the he
sure we maintain the world's strongest military. >> first lady michelle obama is on the move the next couple of days to continue to promote the third anniversary of her let's move program. you may remember that she teamed up with big bird to release a couple of public service announcements last week urging kids to eat better and exercise more. i like the excuse to show big bird dancing again. today she travels to clinton mississippi where child obesity is down 13% from 2005. state officials attribute much of the change to a 2007 law that required more p.e. in schools and better food on cafeteria menus. >>> the first lady championed a federal law mandating healthier school meals and outside of our educational system, she continues to encourage corporations to open stores and help expand access to fresh food in more than 6,000 areas. the usda has designated food deserts. >>> in preparation for a house hearing, government travel expenses by dropped by $2 billion in the past two years. federal travel made news last year when reports surfaced about excessive spending and absurd spending fo
budget director. first lady michelle obama is trying to get schools to come up with more creative ways to motivate schools to exercise. she will be in chicago to announce the latest part of her campaign known as let's move where came -- teachers will encourage exercise into blessing -- lesson plans like memorizing multiplication tables while doing jumping jacks. those are the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> i think eisenhower handled crisis so well. he was a very decisive man. people think of him as a grandfatherly, pleasant man with a winning smile and the rest, but behind that smile were some very i see -- icy blue eyes, and he made decisions that do not have the liability that some decisions have when they are made emotionally. he never made an emotional decision. he was an emotional man but never allowed his emotions to control him when big decisions had to be made. >> richard nixon reflects on his vice presidency with dwight eisenhower part of "oral histories" on c-span3. >> "washington journal" continues. host: we are pleased to have with us adam smith, democrat of washingto
obama's wife, our first lady, michelle obama, had seated next to ms. herseth sandlin: own guest, -- to her her own guest, she was shot down in chicago but only a few weeks before she had been performing for her country at the president's inauguration. and so whether it was ordinary members of congress who just brought different people or it was the president or the first lady, the people who can speak most eloquently about the need for sane, sensible gun violence reform were here, mr. speaker, were here and were present in this gallery so that they could be at a witness and presence on the need. and what did president obama say? he said, give us a vote. he said, give us a vote. . i say to the republican house majority, why are you afraid? let's have a vote. let's count who is for sensible gun violence prevention and who is not. who is for closing loopholes that allow people to escape background checks and make sure that anybody who gets a firearm, an instrument that is dangerous by any account, at least we know that this person is sane and legally qualified to have one. let's h
in a few moments and we'll try to learn how to make a bed properly after all these years. >>> michelle obama opens up about the bangs and she's pretty candid about what motivated her to have a whole new look. >>> we'll start this hour with the controversial cameras used to catch you running red lights. many people argue they're often inaccurate or unfair. tom costello has been looking into that story. tom, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. 24 states and d.c. allow these red light cameras. nine states ban them. fairness is the big issue. in court, depending where you are, you might be able to ask a police officer about the ticket he wrote you, but you can't do that with a camera and the camera presumes that you're guilty, not innocent. they can be horrific crashes, red light runners are especially dangerous because the people they hit are usually caught completely by surprise. each year, some 700 people die and 122,000 are injured in accidents involving a driver who ran the red. to cut into that rate, more than 540 communities nationwide have turned to red light
arena. >> well, it is. and here are just a few things that congresswoman michele bachmann got wrong during the republican primary debates. she said president obama canceled the keystone pipeline. simply not true. she didn't seem to know libya is in africa. she denied ever saying that hpv vaccine was dangerous, but she had said it was potentially dangerous in a previous debate. she said president obama had agreed to just $21 billion in budget cuts when the real number was $917 billion over ten years. she repeated a popular republican lie about obama care taking $500 billion from medicare recipients. here is another claim she made about obama care. >> the cbo, the congressional budget office has said that obama care will kill 800,000 jobs. what could the president be thinking by passing a bill like this knowing full well it will kill 800,000 jobs? >> well, the congressional budget office never said obama care would kill jobs. one of bachmann's more interesting mistakes happened outside the debate stage. >> just like john wayne was from waterloo, iowa, that's the kind of spirit that i
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